A Patchwork Path Through Athens County

Posted by Gina Pujolas on 4th Jun 2021

A Patchwork Path Through Athens County

A great way to see historic Athens County is to tour the Appalachian hills on the Athens Quilt Barns Tour. On this excursion, you will see over 20 historic barns, each featuring a unique quilt pattern displayed on the front of it. This is a great way to explore the area around Athens and learn more about its history!

This tour provides more than just seeing historic Barns and quilts. Between each stop, you’ll see wildlife, creeks and rivers, fields of flowers, and spectacular overlooks of Athens County. There is so much to see on this tour; choose between the 45-mile Applique Loop, the 45-mile Stitch Loop, or the 55-mile Quilter’s Loop. Regardless of which path you choose, the views will be amazing and you will enjoy another side of Athens. Remember to bring your camera, pack a picnic, and explore!

For the full Quilt Barn Tour Map, click HERE.

For directions to all barns on the Applique Loop click HERE.

For directions to all barns on the StitchLoop, click HERE.

For directions to all barns on the Quilters Loop, click HERE.

Or take the Quilt Barns by Bicycle Challenge HERE.

A bit about each historic barn: 

1. “A” Block

Location: 15225 S. Canaan Road, Athens

Artist: Hilary Fletcher

Barn Owners: Don & Anne L’Heureux

Sponsored by: Athens Area Chamber of Commerce

Painted by: Trimble High School Art Class

2. Appalachian Sunburst Block

Location: 8560 Elliotsville Rd., Athens

Traditional Quilt Design

Barn Owners: Chris & Connie Wolf

Sponsored by: Chris & Connie Wolf

Painted by: Athens Rotaract Club

3. Corn and Beans Block

Location: 3150 Fisher Road, Albany

Traditional Quilt Design

Barn Owners: Debby Fulks & Chuck Larimer

Sponsored by: Elsie Doss & Wimp Frost

Painted by: Ohio University UC115 Class

4. Passion Flower Block

Location: 2510 Sam Rd., Albany

Artist: Passion Works Studio

Barn Owners: Jim & Rosanne Krager

Sponsored by: Jim & Rosanne Krager

Painted by: Passion Works Artists

5. The PawPaw Block

Location: 9758 Chase Road, Albany

Artist: John Lefelhocz

Barn Owners: Chris Chmiel & Michelle Gorman

Sponsored by: Integration Acres

Painted by: Rural Action

6. The Dairy Barn Star Block

Location: 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens

Artist: John Lefelhocz

Barn Owners: The Dairy Barn Arts Center

Sponsored by: The Dairy Barn Arts Center

Painted by: Dairy Barn Staff & Volunteers

7. Quilt National Block

Location: 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens

Artist: Hilary Fletcher

Sponsored by: Quilt National

Painted by: Dairy Barn Staff & Volunteers

8. Jacob’s Ladder Block

Location: 17002 Mush Run Road, Athens

Traditional Quilt Design

Barn Owners: Mitch & Cathé Blower

Sponsored by: Mitch & Cathé Blower

Painted By: Federal Hocking High School Art

9. Ohio Star Block

Location: 7400 Koehler Lane, Guysville

Traditional Quilt Design

Barn Owners: Jeff & Carol Koehler

Sponsored by: United Seniors of Athens County

Painted by: United Seniors of Athens County

10. All Roads Lead to Athens Block

Location: State Rte. 50, Guysville

Artist: Hilary Fletcher

Barn Owner: Reta Robinson

Sponsored by: MDDO

Painted by: Girl Scouts Troops #5865 & #1367

21. Star Brick Block

Location: Robbins Crossing, Nelsonville

Traditional Star Brick Paving Block

Barn Owner: Hocking College

Sponsored by: Hocking College

Painted by: Artisans of Nelsonville Public Square Art District

12. Ridges Arrows Block

Location: State Rte. 329, Stewart

Artist: John Lefelhocz

Barn Owners: Cecil & Margaret Tabler

Sponsored by: MDDO

Painted by: Athens High School Art

21. Star Brick Block

Location: Robbins Crossing, Nelsonville

Traditional Star Brick Paving Block

Barn Owner: Hocking College

Sponsored by: Hocking College

Painted by: Artisans of Nelsonville Public Square Art District

14. Ridges Spinning Top Block

Location: 16232 Henry Road, Amesville

Artist: John Lefelhocz

Barn Owner: Becky Rondy

Sponsored by: MDDO

Painted by: Athens Middle School Spring 2006 Advanced Art

15. Brickwork Block

Location: 12312 St. Rte. 13, Millfield

Traditional Quilt Design

Barn Owners: Tom & Anne Walker

Sponsored by: MDDO

Painted by: Dairy Barn Volunteers

16. Cat’s Paw Block

Location: 11844 State Rte. 78, Glouster

Artist: Hilary Fletcher

Barn Owner: Linda Jones

Sponsored by: Linda Jones & Riley Auto Sales

Painted by: Trimble High School Art

17. State of Ohio Block

Location: 10510 McDougal Rd., Millfield

Traditional Quilt Design

Barn Owners: Paul & Mae Bircher

Sponsored by: MDDO

Painted by: Glouster Project

18. Indian Trail Block

Location: 12905 North Peach Ridge, Athens

Traditional Quilt Design

Barn Owner: Chris Loveland

Sponsored by: Chris Loveland

Painted by: Girl Scout Troop #1367

21. Star Brick Block

Location: Robbins Crossing, Nelsonville

Traditional Star Brick Paving Block

Barn Owner: Hocking College

Sponsored by: Hocking College

Painted by: Artisans of Nelsonville Public Square Art District

20. Coal Miners Block

Location: 17276 US 33, Nelsonville

Barn Owners: Ron & Karen Wend

Sponsored by: Rocky Outdoor Gear Store

Painted by: Little Cities of Black Diamonds

21. Star Brick Block

Location: Robbins Crossing, Nelsonville

Traditional Star Brick Paving Block

Barn Owner: Hocking College

Sponsored by: Hocking College

Painted by: Artisans of Nelsonville Public Square Art District